As we see what is happening in the world and society around us, why would our zeal grow lukewarm or cold? Why wouldn’t we become more zealous in our conviction, commitment and courage? Are you fading away in the great battles facing us today? Judgment is now on the house of God and we daily stand before the judgment seat of Christ. Do not confuse God’s long suffering and mercy with forgiveness. We must judge ourselves and repent of sin. Take personal responsibility for your life. Now is the time to embrace the faith once delivered by Jesus Christ and the disciples and not be caught up in the irony of the times.
Before his retirement in 2021, Dr. Donald Ward pastored churches in Texas and Louisiana, and taught at Ambassador Bible College in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also served as chairman of the Council of Elders of the United Church of God. He holds a BS degree; a BA in theology; a MS degree; a doctor’s degree in education from East Texas State University; and has completed 18 hours of graduate theology from SMU.